Townie Tidbits

PRAY THAT PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL IS RIGHT

Did you know that the movie “Groundhog Day’ is getting a sorta sequel. It’s called “Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son,” only this one is a video game being developed by Sony Pictures. However, back here in reality, Groundhog Day brought happy news. According to the little rodent on Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania, there’s an early spring a-coming.

So far, winter has been pretty mild, despite the Polar Vortex and all, because it’s mixed with an El Nino effect. Right now, the only thing I want is climate change, as in consistent warmer weather. That’s still a bit off,
but a nice warm up every so often isn’t bad either

EDEN STREET PARK GETS OLD, NEW NAME

Boston Parks & Recreation recently announced that it would return the Eden Street Park’s name will now be officially recognized as the Leo F. McCarthy Park. In 1940, the park was named after World War 1 veteran Leo McCarthy. This veteran was a war hero, and it is only right
that his name be remembered again. By the way and as mentioned last week, McCarthy lived on Russell Street.

This park has been called many things but none of them bad. I hope we can think of McCarthy every once in a while down at this park.

KUDOS TO THE TOWNIE CLEAN-UP

Everyone has a role to play in keeping the community folks call home as clean as possible. We can’t or shouldn’t think this is the job of the city. Kudos to the folks at CharlestownDogs for recently taking the initiative. So many showed at Zume’s recently to begin its morning
of cleaning. Zume’s was the principle sponsor of this clean-up effort. Everyone needs to pitch in both neighbors and businesses. Kudos to John over at Zume’s for providing coffee and those hoodies. When you collect 22 bags of trash and garbage, that is a great sign. Keep it up. Don’t let Charlestown streets go to the dogs. Let’s all work together because in the end, the community is yours, you
and your dogs

THANK YOU, ANN KELLEHER

I really liked Ann Kelleher’s letter in last week’s paper. I don’t always agree with her on a master plan for Charlestown. Geographically, the Town is relatively small, but its population is swiftly growing, and the building boom here like elsewhere across the city’s neighborhoods
seems to be getting overdeveloped. Too much is happening too fast and a master plan is needed to get a good overview of Charlestown’s future.

I welcome WeThePeople02129.org to this conversation that needs to be happening. Ann is right; we are all in this together, and the goal should be a shared vision for our Green Square Mile

WHAT DO YOU THINK OUT THERE
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